TipTop Shop App Offers Single-Transaction Buying, Selling and Device Trade-Ins

TipTop, an app for trading in used devices and getting instant cash, today launched a new feature called Shop. With TipTop Shop, users are able to buy new, open box, and refurbished items, while also trading in old devices at the same time.

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The feature allows customers to sell items, trade them in, and/or buy new devices in a single transaction. It is a unique option for a trade-in/device selling app, as there is no need for a multi-step process when upgrading to a new device.

Now, with TipTop Shop you can purchase any item and, at the same time, trade in any device from any manufacturer. Cross brand trade-in is an industry first, as other trade-in programs rely on multiple step transactions, gift cards or other complicated arrangements.

Want to trade in your Samsung Galaxy for a new iPad? No problem. An Apple HomePod mini for a solid discount on the new Nintendo Switch? You bet. Trading in your iPhone for a Nothing Phone? We can help with that. And TipTop can do it all in one tap.

TipTop was founded by Bastian Lehmann, the founder and CEO of Postmates, and its marketing VP is former TechCrunch editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino. The app's trade-in prices are similar to the prices offered by Apple, though it offers more than Apple on some newer devices and less than Apple on older devices.

The app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

coffeemilktea Avatar
4 weeks ago
TipTop seems like such a familiar name, but I can't quite place it. ? But somehow I imagine if it gets popular, Mark Zuckerberg will try to clone it... maybe he'll call his service Instagram [S]Reels [/S]Deals?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
4 weeks ago

My Apple direct trade-in's have always gone well even when package was lost/stolen they took care of things right away.
The best thing is to do a trade-in at an Apple store.

If you do it by mail, Apple uses a 3rd party company. I believe it's Phobio. There have been a lot of bad experiences (one example ('https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/snr3tw/beware_apple_tradein/')) from lower than stated trade-in values to Phobio outright claiming they received an empty box.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleWes Avatar
4 weeks ago
I'd be very cautious using any 3rd party; remember you get what you pay for and might be stuck with little to no customer service.

My Apple direct trade-in's have always gone well even when package was lost/stolen they took care of things right away.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
B4U Avatar
4 weeks ago

TipTop seems like such a familiar name, but I can't quite place it. ? But somehow I imagine if it gets popular, Mark Zuckerberg will try to clone it... maybe he'll call his service Instagram [S]Reels [/S]Deals?
"Familiar name".
Are you thinking of TikTok?
At least that is the first word that came to my mind. ?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BeeeRick Avatar
4 weeks ago
I would rather sell mine outright. Way more money that way. These trade in values are always a ripoff.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coachgq Avatar
4 weeks ago

I'd be very cautious using any 3rd party; remember you get what you pay for and might be stuck with little to no customer service.

My Apple direct trade-in's have always gone well even when package was lost/stolen they took care of things right away.
I will agree with you almost 100%. I did an AppleCare replacement of air pod pros. They send the case in one box and the AirPods in another box. I sent the old case back in the box and the AirPods in the other box. I got an email that the case was received but on the AirPods. I called AppleCare to inquire and was told it happens all the time. The AirPods aren’t serialized. They didn’t have any video of anyone messing with the box, so once it leaves your hands who knows what happens next. When I told the Apple care CS employee that I was going to record the call she immediately hung up. So their plan was that unless I could send the AirPods back I’d be charged the $250 or whatever. I thought that was pretty ridiculous so I ordered single AirPods on eBay for $20 each. Videoed myself closing the box, sealing it and handing it to a Walgreens employee for FedEx. Got an email that they were received and had no issues. Weird, right?
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